what do i do (Mac Mini vs. Power Mac)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by t1rider321, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. t1rider321 macrumors regular

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    i have 1000 to spend

    mac mini wiht 1 gig of rame and superdrive the 1.42ghz model
    or
    a second hand powermac g5
    like theres some deals on there for under 1000 i saw on ebay. in the completed items too
    like this ones at 600 with 10 hours left
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-PowerMac-G...cmdZ ViewItem

    im going to be doing small video editing with final cut pro and using fireworks/dreamweaver/soundtrack pro. i think the powermac would be better? i could upgrade it more and stuff.
     
  2. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I would buy the PowerMac G5 because you can alway upgrade it down the road and it will be faster then the MacMini...also the ebay link doesn't work.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Look at the Apple Refurb store rather than eBay for a G5... eBay is a risky venue unless you really know what you are doing.
     
  4. t1rider321 thread starter macrumors regular

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    where do i find the apple refurb store?
    what about this?
    http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/specs.aspx?EDC=784807
     
  5. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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  6. t1rider321 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i was looking threw teh apple store and i found the powermac g5 wtih 256mb ram 80gig hd 1.8ghz tiger,ilife plus i added 512mb ram and airport extreme card and it came to $1,278.00 thats a good deal right? how long wil the powermac be on teh refurb line?
     
  7. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    There is absolutely no comparison, get the Powermac G5.

    Rich.
     
  8. t1rider321 thread starter macrumors regular

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    but for a couple bucks more i can get a imac g5 with a keyboard and bluetooth and airport and a better video card
     
  9. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    well if you don't need the extram ram slots and the ability of the upgrades of the PowerMac then I would just get the iMac..
     
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